6.09.2013

::A Little CeCe Love::

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I love CeCe Caldwell's palette.

The colors are like magic. Happy and fun.

Let me introduce you to Kristen who's wearing a new coat of CeCe's Kentucky Mint.


This Kristen when I met her being taken to the garbage.  Poor Girl.



I gave her some lovin's by sanding her down, painting a couple coats, adding some birdie stencils....big on her front side, wee on her top corner, and sealing with Varathane's Spar Urethane.



I replaced the big blue plaid ceramic knobs with some white ones in my stash that matched the smaller knobs she already had.  Serendipity!



She wanted me to dress her drawers too....so they got a mix of coordinating scrapbook paper.


I think Kristen would look all kinds of awesome in a gender neutral nursery...Kentucky Mint looks fab with so many colors!  Like Memphis Blue, for instance...


Annnnnd here's Lila, painted in CeCe's Memphis Blue!
She was sealed with the Clear Wax.
I was kindly sent samples of both by Kathy at The Vintage Dames after she read about my frustrations with wax.  Isn't that kind?


Lila looked like this when I picked her up.


I gave her two coats and wet distressed her (love doing this, no sanding mess!)


Pretty sure she'd be perfect as a bathside table...


I may have to keep her....


Aren't these two gals beautiful together?


Review:  CeCe's paint seemed very similar to Annie Sloan's, except there was no smell whatsoever.  Really liked that!  Her Clear Wax was definitely easier to spread, also had no smell, but it was still a pain to buff.  Using the Varathane was a pain too...it bubbled up on the second coat.  :(  Had to keep re-sanding.
Still searching for the perfect top coat.....


I'm posting these beauties over at The Serendipity House for locals wanting some happy furniture.

I'l also be doing lots of experimenting this week with painted finishes and top coats if the weather cooperates.  I'll keep ya posted!

Love seeing new followers from bloglovin' and 'likes' on Facebook.....I appreciate every visit!

The girls will be partying at:
Pretty Things, That DIY Party, Restyled Sundays, Mod Mix MondayNifty Thrifty Tuesday, Knick of Time Tuesday, Inspire Me Tuesday, Tweak It Tuesday, The Scoop, Project Inspired{d}, Be Inspired, Tutorials and Tips, Inspiration Exchange, Fluster Buster, Power of Paint, Paint Parade, Open House Party, Home Sweet Home, What We Accomplished Wednesday,Transformation Thursday, Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits, Be Inspired, Shabbilicious Friday, Redoux Link Party, Feathered Nest Friday, Inspire Me Please, Catch as Catch Can, Before and After Party, Party Junk, It's Party Time, Before and After


25 comments:

Suzan said...

Gorgeous green! Have you tried Miss Mustard Seed's hemp oil yet? I think you can use it on chalk paint but I don't have any experience with it. I can't wait to try CeCe Caldwell paints. I love her colors!!

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

Both are pretty, love the birds, but I'm partial to the blue.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

they are both so great! i love the little blue table especially- the distressing on that one is perfect!

Chrissie said...

Both pieces are super cute! Love the colors!Let me know when you find that perfect topcoat :):), the ever elusive search!!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

They are both gorgeous! But love the bird images on the dresser!

Nancy said...

Where did you get the bird stencil? I've been looking for one like that. Both pieces are beautiful.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Can you tell me more about the wax? We've not used wax on any of our furniture and I love the way your stuff looks. Does it give it a better finish by using the Wax? Is it a sealer? Please tell me more about why you use it. We are newbies at redoing the furniture.

Marilyn Holeman said...

Oh! I wish I was local. I love Kristen! The color is lovely and I really like the stencils, too! Nice job, Cindy.

Iris said...

Love that stenciled bird!!!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love the stenciled birds and the soft colour you chose for the dresser.

Susan D said...

Try Minwax Finishing Paste! You apply it with cheese cloth and 10 minutes later buff with a cloth. It does stink and you need to use rubber gloves, but it is only $10 for a tub and really easy to use.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, how cute are these. Love both pieces and the cute little birds on the dresser are so pretty. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Both pieces are adorable Cindy!

Therena Taylor said...

These two are Gorgeous together! What perfect colors! I love the bird stencil! Too cute! New follower here!

Artsy Chicks Rule said...

Both fabulous pieces! Thanks so much for sharing on Project Inspired! Pinning :)
Nancy

Robin Buster said...

Hi Cindy,
You used my two favorite colors on these pieces. I love the dresser especially with the addition of the stencil. Thanks for coming by and sharing it at Fluster Buster's Creative Muster party. Now that you found us I hope that you'll be back to share more of your beautiful projects.

Hugs,
Robin @ Fluster Buster

Southern Scraps said...

Both are beautiful!

Jenna LaFevor said...

Gorgeous makeovers!! Love both of those colors soo much!
Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

Fiona, LilyfieldLife said...

hi Cindy - such great happy colours and I love the birds you have put on the dresser. Hope they both sell quickly for you. Thanks for linking to my Paint parade
Fiona x

Ann vonBehrens said...

Thanks so much for sharing at Restyled Sundays. I have a thing about birds lately, so I really love the dresser.

Jenny@thelavendermagnolia said...

You need to discover the brush that I use for waxing now. It takes most of the real effort away. You can purchase them here http://www.finewoodfinishes.com/roundpinebrush.html and they attach to your drill and work great. Promise!!

Jenny

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

I love the dresser! I did a similar one for my daughter with a silhouette bird that I never posted. It's the perfect touch! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Deborah

Gail Wilson said...

Cindy--I too struggle with wax. I recently used some polycrylic (semi-gloss) over ASCP and was quite pleased with the outcome. I also finally had some luck using minwax over my own diy chalk-like paint. I have figured out that less is more when it comes to wax.
your girls are so pretty! Loving the colors of both!
gail

Judy said...

Kristen has stolen my heart! When I look at her I can just taste mint chocolate chip ice cream.

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